The social media was a buzz as the awaited the arrivals of five Rafale jets which were imported from France. No sooner they landed, the netizens expressed their happiness on social media and this also included Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina and Manoj Tiwary who took to posted tweets welcoming the birds. The jets landed at the Ambala airbase in the afternoon and were given a customary salute with water cannons. Section 144 had been imposed in four villages and photography was also prohibited in the district while the jets were landing. Rafale Fighter Jets Land in India: HM Amit Shah Says ‘Induction of Next-Generation Aircraft Will Make India Powerful and Secure Nation’.

The jets were parked in UAE after they took off from France on Monday. The fighter planes had made their stay over in UAE for about 20 hours before landing on the Indian soil. No sooner they landed in India, the countrymen rejoiced and welcomed the birds with tweets. Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Manoj Tiwary were the ones who tweeted about the same. Check out their tweets below:

Gautam Gambhir: 

Manoj Tiwary:

Shikhar Dhawan

After the fighter aircraft landed India, even Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his happiness on social media. Post which Defense Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted welcoming the jets.


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